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“Interactive with a great view!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum
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$49.64*
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Minneapolis Riverwalk Food Tour
Ranked #7 of 204 things to do in Minneapolis
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Owner description: Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.
Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interactive with a great view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

It cost $11 for an adult. There are activities that all ages can enjoy and learn from. The people working there circulated around and were very outgoing and knowledgeable. The museum is built in the shell of a flour mill that burned in 1996 and there is still original machinery and walls integrated in the museum. The elevator was interesting and the view at the top was worth seeing - don't go on this part if you are scared of heights. A nice part is that the tower tour is accessible to people in wheelchairs - good on them to think of it.

Well worth going there once. It gives a good appreciation of why Minneapolis exists and why it exists where it does. I learned quite a bit of information by going here.

Visited October 2012
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cleveland, ohio, u.s.a.
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“Better than the usual history museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

The fact that the museum is built within the shell of a huge flour mill gives it an authenticity that many historical centers lack. The elevator tour with vignettes of the mill's working days on each floor was the high point for me. The 19-min film was entertaining but more generic, about Minneapolis but not the mill specifically. Other displays good. The Ruins Courtyard is beautiful in the way that abandoned industrial building can be. And there's a great view of the river, falls, and downtown from the top. I recommend it highly to anyone interested in our industrial history. Oh, and a gift shop with lots of unique toys, books, etc.

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CHICAGO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

tons of things to keep the kiddo's interest peaked. Plus very informative for adults too!
well run museum overall

Visited October 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“My kids love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is part of our MN History membership and we like to go at least once a year. It is a small museum, but there are lots of things to do. The kids especially love the test kitchen and the elevator ride. There are great views from the roof. My dad came with us the first time and really enjoyed all the history. Something for everyone and doesn't take an entire day.

Visited April 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Great Museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I went to visit with my parents, and was really impressed with this place. There's an informative, humorous movie, narrated by local writer Kevin Kling, which is very entertaining. I learned a lot about the city in which I live, and its history. Highly recommended!

Visited March 2012
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